Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A creative artisan painting on glass

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Silly me, I forgot and foolishly posted--too soon--pictures of a photogenic  Greek Orthodox monk working on a mosaic at a monastery in the desert.
Should have waited for today's Theme Day, where many City Daily Blog bloggers are showing their discoveries for "the creative artisan" theme.

Just a few days ago I was whining, "Oi,  where am I going to find an artisan by April 30??"
Then, as if by miracle, there she was, setting up her table in the courtyard of Jerusalem's International YMCA,  just for the days of the symposium on Green Pilgrimage


She paints on glass!
See how when she raises the dish  sun shines through  and creates a stained glass effect?!


Enlarge the photos and see the process and the results. 

Avigayle Adler invites people to bring in empty bottles and she will UPCYCLE them into colorful and beautiful objects.
And she creates and paints a lot more than bottles, as you can see here. 

Avigayle was very gracious in talking to me as she worked.
It came as no surprise that she teaches too.
She's the director of the Open Studio "art-ventures for children and grownups."
Kids as young as 6 can join her Writers Workshop & Illustration once a week, in English even!
I believe she uses the Writing Workshop methods developed at Colombia University.

You can learn Jewish Papercutting as well. 

More about artist Avigayle Adler at her website and on Facebook at Judaicuts.
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26 comments:

cieldequimper said...

That's lovely. I wish I could do it!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a wonderful effect Dina, so very delicate and perfect for catching the rays from the sun, like it was especially designed for it! Love your 'mozaic making monk' sorry I missed him before and of course I had to look up 'smalti'...love the things you find out blogging.

Hels said...

I saw some of these painted glass works in an open market and loved them. We were in Israel for a family engagement party and bought some of her beautiful items as presents.

gigihawaii said...

I love looking at all the pretty colorful glass.

Suzanne said...

Thanks Dina, I love the colors.

Jim said...

Quite an art.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The light of the sun makes her creations dazzle.

Peter said...

So creative and wonderful, a lovely story.

Gunn said...

Great work.
I would have spent time and money here.
I still have my vase from Hebron...
Colorful and pretty work. I can see things I would buy...

EG CameraGirl said...

I would love to see her work on the glass. I like very much the colours she chooses.

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful!

VP said...

Another real artisan at last, and she is very good at her work!

LOLfromPasa said...

How interesting, Dina. Now the next time I look at glass with colors, I will look closer :).

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful and creative work, Dina!

RuneE said...

I get envious when I see such things - all the painting I can manage is fences and house.

RamblingRound said...

Beautiful work!

Doronette NF said...

Fantastic art !

Spiderdama said...

Great that you findt this. Beautiful work!
I actually bought some painted glass in a store here that is painted/made ​​in Israel, very beautiful in turquoise:-)

Sara said...

Very lovely, and difficult to resist buying something (at least for me if I were there). But the red pomegranate is what caught my eye first, even if it doesn't glow with light. I visited her website too, what a visual treat.

Suzanne said...

As if by miracle..

Buck said...

Such wonderful work. Her web site got a visit from me, I can tell you! A beautiful interpretation of the theme.

Suzanne said...

There is another woman who paints on glass in the old city just inside of Zion Gate in the Armenian Quarter. I have some of her work, which I love. Anoush is her name I believe. Lovely shop and quite an accomplished woman.

Julie said...

You seem to have had a plethora of riches when it came to choosing your contribution to our theme, Dina. I love all the detail and the links that you have included. And as is often the case, reading through the comments is a joy of its own.

Thank you so much for your contribution to our theme.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Very talented lady, lovely work. How fortunate you were to see her working. Great photos.

Kay said...

I do happen to love glass. You might have guessed since we named our first born Tiffany. These are really gorgeous!

Hilda said...

I really have to try this one of these days. Her work is lovely!

I apologize for the lack of visits recently. I got transferred to a new office last month and am only just beginning to adjust to the new schedule and work.